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December 4th, 2013

Inmarsat + Hughes—Accepted For Hazardous Duty Assignments (Antenna-M2M)

[SatNews] Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT) and Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) have  announced that the Hughes 9502 integrated antenna BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) M2M (machine-to-machine) terminal has received Hazardous Locations Accreditation.

The Hughes 9502 integrated antenna BGAN terminal, which features the modem positioned behind the antenna, is now approved for use in hazardous environments, such as in the Oil & Gas sector, where explosive gaseous atmospheres may potentially be present. The device has been certified for environments classified as Class 1, Division 2, Groups A-D, and ATEX Zone 2, Group IIC, Category 3. Testing was conducted by Met Laboratories, Inc., an accredited laboratory.
The all-weather IP66 rated terminal is sealed to provide a high degree of intrusion protection by dust or moisture from any direction, and is identical in operation to the Hughes 9502 BGAN terminal with external antenna, but without the need for cables or enclosure.